Tech startup Timekettle has presented its ear-to-ear wearable translator WT2 Plus earbuds at the CES 2019, the annual consumer electronics show.
Both users can talk and listen to each other, when each of them puts on one earphone from the kit. While one of them speaks, the headset transmits the words to the smartphone, where the app translates and then transmits them to the other person’s earpiece. The same process goes in the opposite direction.
Currently, the translator supports 20 languages, including Mandarin Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Moreover, the app recognizes various accents. For example, it supports up to five regional accents of English, including Australian English.